Coffee Sensory with a Food Scientist

Montreal, Canada

Experience hosted by Patrick

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll meet at my home workshop/lab. There, you will enjoy your choice of beverage (coffee or tea), while you learn about how coffee is grown, processed, and graded. You will be briefed on the science of sensory evaluation and will calibrate your palate in a smelling and tasting exercise. We will then move on to the main event which will be cupping four specialty grade coffees.

For additional guests or groups, please shoot me a message to see what I might be able to accommodate!

What's included

  • Food
    Refreshments: one hot beverage, light snacks or palate cleansers will be se...
  • Drinks
    Specialty Coffees: we will cup 4 varieties of exotic specialty coffee from...
  • Equipment
    Coffee Gear: you will be provided with all the necessary coffee cupping equ...

Meet your host, Patrick

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 71 Reviews
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I am a food scientist and Q grader (coffee sommelier). My experience focuses on one of the most consumed beverages in the world: coffee! It's much more than a black, bitter drink meant to energize your mornings. Through the practice of cupping, I hope to show you the nuances and sensory attributes that make specialty coffee stand above the rest.
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Where you'll be

We will be situated at my home workshop/lab that is fully equipped for coffee cuppings and all sorts of brewing activities. This includes a high-end espresso machine, multiple coffee grinders, cupping bowls and spoons, variable temperature kettles.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 71 reviews.

October 2021
Patrick est un hôte très gentil et passionné de café! On a passé un agréable moment et on a appris beaucoup de choses. Je conseille fortement cette activité!
September 2021
Me and my girlfriend did have amazing morning studying coffee with Patrick 🙂 Amazing guy, amazing atmosphere, lots of cool tools 🛠 Amazing lab 🧪 and tons of new knowledge around the food 🥘 We loved it and highly recommend 😃
September 2021
Bought the experience as a gift for my coffee amateur boyfriend and we absolutely loved it! Patrick was able to explain in an engaging and fun way while expressing his love and knowledge for coffee. 10/10!
September 2021
Oh this was amazing! I’ll definitely see tasting and smelling food in a whole new way, thanks to Patrick. It was very engaging, people had great lot of questions (shows that it’s peaking their interests), very hands on exercise that gets you out of your comfort zone in a really great way. If you want something different and unique - this is a great choice. Learned a lot. Thanks, Patrick for having me and appreciate your passion and dedication!
September 2021
Above and beyond my expectations! A perfect mix of theory and practice of sensory skills that helped us learn to connect more profoundly to not only coffee, but all food and drink. I had an incredible experience with Pat and my fellow participants!
September 2021
This was a great experience, Patrick is extremely passionate and knowledgeable. I learnt a lot and recommend it anyone that wants to learn about why they like the coffee they do.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 16 and up can attend.